<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Kids Camp]]> <![CDATA[General Camps]]> These camps offer excellent experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, music, creative writing, ceramics, photography and more for kids ages 5-18.]]> <![CDATA[Nurturing nature]]> Thorne Natural Science School, for kids ranging from toddlers to teens, is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year. The camp began in Boulder in 1957 and expanded to its Waterton Canyon location in Littleton in 1995. TNSS teaches kids to respect nature, while encouraging them to learn about different ecosystems and discover the great outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond knowledge]]> Whether it’s learning pawn structure in a game of chess, executing an arm bar against an opponent on the mat or learning how to hunt for fossils with scientific tools, hands-on education camps provide kids with experiences as active participants in niche fields.]]> <![CDATA[General: A new sense of self]]> Let’s face it — being a kid can be tough. Bullies like to pick on the shy kids, the geeky kids, those who carry around a few more pounds than the others. All that can take its toll on a child’s self-esteem and confidence. But that doesn’t have to be the case at camp.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs: Equal opportunity sporting]]> Schmid explains that many public physical education programs are without the budget to provide the equipment and staff needed for disabled kids to participate in many activities and, because of the lack of resources, many of these kids are left sitting on the sidelines. He also notes that the cost of a low-end handcycle starts at $2,000.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory (continued)]]> <![CDATA[Sports: Team, individual camps teach similar lessons]]> There’s a potential, fencing coach Scott Permer acknowledges, for parents to see individual sports camps as a little lonely.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Faith-Based Camps]]> <![CDATA[A daily dose of ‘vitamin G’]]> Research has found that children and young adults especially benefit from being active in nature.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor camps]]> (For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.]]> <![CDATA[Day Performing Arts Camps]]> Arvada Center summer camps offer fun and creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. storytelling and photography for kids ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1 -4. All sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment.]]> <![CDATA[Day Arts & Crafts Camps]]> reality and fantasy this summer with your imagination as muse! Join our professional, friendly art instructors for a summer of art FUNdamentals. One- and two-week, morning and afternoon camps, with additional supervised care available. Grades K-11. Scholarships available.]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding]]> Camps for kids that focus on horseback riding.]]> <![CDATA[A sense of self obtained through experiences]]> Of course a kids camp should be fun, but the special needs programs provided by Adam’s Camp, Colorado Lions Camp and Colorado Center for the Blind go one step further by expanding campers’ perceptions of what is possible.]]> <![CDATA[I’m with the band]]> What if you could send your child to a music camp and have them come back with a more helpful attitude?]]> <![CDATA[Arts & Crafts: Building blocks for self-expression]]> For kids, art is more than just fingerpainting and doodling. It’s their best chance to learn about and express their own emotions, according to some child psychologists.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Outdoor Camps]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor: Making the connection]]> With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.]]> <![CDATA[Performing Arts]]> Summer camps for kids that focus on performing arts. ]]> <![CDATA[Educational Camps]]> Rockets with an explosion of science! Spend the morning conducting some wacky science projects, along with making new friends during team-building activities.]]>